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Midtown Cafe

102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
+1 615-320-7176
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“artichoke soup” (40 reviews)
“veal” (22 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, American, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Midtown Cafe is a wonderful restaurant for any occasion. Great quiet atmosphere with excellent service with a good wine and spirits selection. The food is amazing and their artichoke soup that has been on the menu for decades is one of their top dishes and...More

Thank Kenneth B
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your gracious thoughts on your experiences with us over the years! I, and we, appreciate all of our customers and especially our regular customers since our opening in 1987! Best wishes for 2018! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good. We ate brunch here during our visit to Nashville and it was very good with excellent service. It's also celiac friendly (no cross contamination) if you're avoiding gluten. Would definitely go back and recommend to everyone.More

Thank ek76
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience dining with us. Being near the largest concentration of medical centers in TN, we strive to be considerate of our guests with special needs. We cook everything to order and special orders don’t upset us. You are the customer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was across the street from our hotel. Besides being a convenient and nice place, the food and service was great. Their seafood dishes, the shrimp and grits and blackened grouper, were so good. But it looked like everything on the menu would be...More

Thank Lisa T
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious review on your dinner experience with us! Wonderful to read as our first TA review of 2018! Blessings and best wishes! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is quaint. Breakfast is as really good. My husband had the pork tenderloin on biscuits which he thought was amazing! I had an omelet with Gouda cheese grits on the side. The grits were incredible!More

Thank Momoftwoboys613
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive thoughts on your breakfast with us recently! Since 1987, we work to provide consistent quality food and service in an attractive atmosphere. That’s the key to why we are still here serving our regulars and guests to Music City🎼 Randy Rayburn...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner club visited Midtown Cafe. There were 8 of us and all had a great meal. The service was excellent. Selections are good .Our server was very helpful with the selections.

Thank benmart41
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your group giving us an opportunity to experience our fare! Our servers are longtime professionals, no part timers, who care about providing a quality dining experience. Best wishes for 2018 and join us again! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 15 December 2017

The ambiance is a bit on the dull side (black table cloths, dark carpeting, muted painted walls), upon entering the low lightning does not help and the area has the appearance of fine dinning cafe, seems like they do not know what they want to...More

Thank 8ric
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your input, especially on ventilation as someone apparently moved fans to auto. We decided to no longer be a white table cloth house years ago and changed the overall cafe atmosphere to a more sophisticated stagecraft emphasizing the world renowned & collected artwork...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017

It was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I ate breakfast there and it was clean, service was great and you felt you were getting a goumet breakfast at a reasonable price

Thank J H
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your gracious comments! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We strive to be all the things you noted at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place from the staff to the food! Menu was excellent! The food was so yummy! I’d definitely come here again

Thank themrs80
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Excellent! We are thrilled with your comments. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We came to Nashville for a concert at the Ryman and happened to find this restaurant which was near our hotel. What a find it was! The staff was very welcoming and our waiter was very good. The wine list is good and they show...More

Thank sandee_beach_9
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Best wishes for your Christmas and Holiday season! Thank you for your gracious compliments on your food and service at our establishment while visiting Music City! We have been serving our guests since 1987 and look forward to your return to Nashville and Midtown Cafe!...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Always consistent with good food. Usually a bit loud but conversation easy. Excellent wait staff. Look at specials, usually very good. Great duck.

Thank steve z
MidtownCafe, Owner at Midtown Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Since 1987, we work to be consistent and are happy you find that to be true in your experiences. Thanks for your compliments! Randy Rayburn Owner / Manager

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egund2016
29 November 2016|
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Response from MidtownCafe | Property representative |
Apologies for my holiday delay in responding. We do not offer local cooking classes. Check out the local Whole Foods website for their schedule of classes. Brstvwishes!
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mainejag85
21 October 2016|
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Response from Muriel O | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with the restrictions of a vegetarian diet. A friend of mine indicates she is vegetarian, however, she eats seafood. There are numerous seafood options. Happy Dining!
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572GBW
15 February 2016|
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Response from texag80 | Reviewed this property |
Midtown Cafe is very accommodating and will be glad to help. Please call them and they will gladly assist.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 19th Ave S, Off West-End, Between Vanderbilt And Downtown, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-7176
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Description
Since 1987, a top ranked locally and nationally casual fine dining destination just off West End, that offers iconic breakfast, lunch and dinner signature dishes, Contemporary American cuisine with a Southern flair and the finest local and seafood / beef / veal ingredients. Superlative service is by a veteran hospitality staff of professionals. Midtown Cafe offers free shuttle service from downtown hotels and to local performance venues including Bridgestone, Ryman, Schemerhorn, TPAC after dinner with phone reservations. A fantastic wine list includes 40+ glass selections and 150 bottles. Breakfast weekdays starting at 7am and served through brunch / lunch until 2:30pm M - F. Dinner at 4:30pm M - Sat.
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